As we enter the winter months and the holidays, keeping shoes out of your home can become a little more challenging. But the benefits are worth it! Removing your shoes (and encouraging your guests to do likewise) reduces the amount of toxic pollutants in your home, decreases the time and money you spend on cleaning, and promotes the development of healthier stronger feet.
1. Keeps toxins outside
2. Less to clean
3. Healthier stronger feet
But it's cold!
What about guests?
Then there are my in-laws and other folks due a certain amount of respect. I don't ask and I don't expect. But if they are staying for many weeks, I might purchase them some slippers to wear inside. If I had a crawling baby, I might even put a tasteful sign outside the door that says "Please remove your shoes before entering" which I saw next to the doorbell of a Japanese friend. Or I might purchase slippers or other indoor shoes for guests to use temporarily.
Do you take off shoes at the door?
How do you encourage guests to remove their shoes before entering your home?
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